Archive for November, 2007

What’s new in SQL Server Analysis Services 2008?
This presentation will focus on the key enhancements to Analysis Services in SQL Server 2008. The key enhancements target the areas of Design Enhancements in Tools, Performance, Scalability, Enterprise Manageability and Rich Data Experience. This presentation will include appropriate demos to demonstrate the new features in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.

December 5, 2007
Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd., Krishna Hall,  Embassy Building, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur, Bangalore-560071

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National Institute of Design (NID) and Microsoft, have teamed up to launch a Nationwide Designer Contest for designers and creative professionals on Silverlight and Microsoft Expression. 

Greetings Professionals & Students,
Welcome to the Web Innovation Designer Contest 2007 being jointly presented to you by National Institute of Design (NID), Microsoft Corporation and TFCI.

This exciting and thrilling Contest is being held under the aegis of the upcoming Web Innovation 2007 Conference & Expo – scheduled to be held in Bangalore from December 18-19, 2007, click http://www.webinnovation.in

Web Innovation Designer Contest 2007 will offer the perfect platform for you to unleash your creative instincts and get immediate recognition. This Contest is exclusively created for those who are involved in disciplines such as Design & Development, Media & Advertising, ICT, Software Development et al. Your design outputs have an inherent capacity to make a profound impact on the new Web landscape and might earn you the kind of exposure that you have been looking out for all this while.

Right to enter the Contest is open to all types of Professionals as well as Students and with no participation fees being charged. Contestants will need to use Microsoft® Silverlight™ 1.0 and Microsoft® Expression® Studio to aid them in their designated projects. Visit http://www.webinnovation.in/contest/ to know more about this rewarding Contest and to download the Contest Form.

Remember, the last date for filing your nominations is December 10, 2007. So, RUSH your entries to avoid that last minute disappointment.

Call Manoj on +91 80 4115 6662 write to manoj@tfci.com See you at Web Innovation Design Contest 2007 and wish you the very best.

Warm regards and Seasons Greetings
Bal Tarakad
President & CEO

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Yahoo! India R&D – Big Thinkers Series – Talk by Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Vice President at Yahoo! Research for Europe and Latin America Monday, November 26, 2007 3:00 PM Taj West End,The Ball Room Taj West End,The Ball Room Bangalore, Karnataka (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps) Category Education Description In this ocean of hyperlinked data there is explicit and implicit information and knowledge. Web Mining is the task of analyzing this data and extracting information and knowledge for many different purposes. We walk through this process and give specific examples. Yahoo! India Research & Development invites you to the Big Thinkers India Series, where Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Vice President at Yahoo! Research for Europe and Latin America will share his insights and experience on ‘Web Mining: The Wisdom of the Crowds’. Ricardo is the co-author of Modern Information Retrieval (Addison-Wesley, 1999) among other books and publications. He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). There is no registration fee to attend the event. Further details about the program are available at: Big Thinkers India Series (http://bangalore.yahoo.com/bigthinkers/event_nov26_07.htm) Click here to Register for Big Thinkers India Series (http://bangalore.yahoo.com/bigthinkers/register.html) The previous Talk Session of Big Thinkers India Series featured Andrew Tomkins, Director of Search Research at Yahoo! Research. Andrew spoke about some recent trends in web search, and the dynamics of online community formation, in various venues. A PhD from Carnegie Mellon University , Andrew has published over sixty technical papers, including two best paper awards from the World Wide Web conference. Click here to View Past Event Speakers for Big Thinkers India Series bring with them the expertise and global perspective of the constantly changing world of technology, communities and Internet space in general. It provides a platform for scientists, academia, the government and industry to interact and chart new directions for research. Please do register early. Limited Seats – will be reserved on First Come First Served basis. Homepage http://bangalore.yahoo.com/bigthinkers/register.html

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Check out this Conference + Contest + Exhibition to be organized in Bangalore, India on 18th and 19th December, 2007.

Its all about developing User Experiences for WEB.



The contest is co-sponsored by Microsoft and involves building designs using Silverlight and Expression Studio.

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UG Meeting on 17th November 2007 at 4PMSession 1: Some cool stuff on C# 3.0 and LINQ
Time: 4PM to 5PM
Speaker: Wriju Ghosh, Microsoft India, Bangalore

Session 2: Service Broker in SQL Server 2005
Time: 5PM to 6PM
Speaker: Amit Bansal (Peopleware India, eDominer Systems P Ltd)
Visit www.amitbansal.net to know more about Amit

NOTE: shoot a mail to team[AT]bdotnet.in, if you are interested to give sessions.

DateTime: 17th Nov 2007 Saturday 4PM 

Entry: No procedures/No Fee, Simply Walk-in!

ThoughtWorks, 6th floor, Diamond District, Airport Road, Bangalore.
Landmark: Near Domlur flyover / oppo TGIF & Bombay post

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One of the hottest segments of the tech industry, business intelligence software, is less and less a separate category of products as one major player after another gets scooped up by larger companies. The latest move was IBM’s (IBM) announcement on Nov. 12 that it will buy Cognos (COGN) of Ottawa, Canada, for $5 billion. This followed SAP’s (SAP) deal to buy Business Objects (BOBJ) last month for $7 billion, and Oracle’s (ORCL) acquisition of Hyperion Solutions for $3.3 billion in April.


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